Phone: 517-339-8253 ext. 320
Degrees and Certifications:
BA in Elementary Education, Western Michigan University MA in Curriculum in Teaching, Spring Arbor University
Wow! Another new school year! This year marks my 21st year of teaching at Murphy School. I have always been teaching 4th grade, and I enjoy it everyday.
I have three children that live in three different staes. This means I get to travel a lot. My daughter Nicole (a high school math teacher) and her husband David (works in IT at US Bank) live in Chicago, Illinois. They have a 6 year old son, Cameron. My son Derek lives in Austin, Texas. He is a web designer. He loves to bike and hike the area and takes great pictures. I have one more son, Nathan who works at MSU in the IT department. He is married to Emily who is a stay-at-home mom. They have five children. Their oldest is Cora and she is 7. Next, they have Ruby who is 5, Oliver who is 4, and finally a set of twin girls. Their names are Violet and Penelope, and they are 2 years old. They live in Williamston so I see them often. I like to spend my free time gardening, bike riding and reading books.
I'm looking forward to meeting all of you, and I'm planning on us having a great year learning and investigating our world.